Two positions on the MHRA's editorial team are reserved for postgraduate students: they each serve for two years, with overlapping terms of office, so that each year we make one appointment. They serve as editors of the innovative e-journal Working Papers in the Humanities, attend the MHRA Executive Committee, organise events, and help guide the Association in responding to the changing needs of early career researchers.

This year's new member will be Claudia Dellacasa, an AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Studentship holder at Durham University. Claudia works on the intersections between Japanese culture and Italian literature in the second half of the twentieth century, with a focus on literary influences in two main central figures: Italo Calvino for prose, Andrea Zanzotto for poetry. We congratulate Claudia on this appointment, and look forward to working with her.

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